ROLL CALL: Michael Fassbender To Star In Assassin’s Creed
First Published: July 9, 2012 2:22 PM EDT Credit: Getty Premium
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Fassbender’s New Big Role: After breakout roles in “X-Men: First Class,” “Shame,” “Haywire,” and mostly recently in “Prometheus,” Michael Fassbender has landed the lead in the big screen version “Assassin’s Creed,” based on Ubisoft’s uber-popular videogame franchise. According to Variety, the time traveling action flick follows the story of a man who learns that he’s connected to a secret group connected to the Knights Templar and his sent back in time to retrieve historical artifacts. It’s not known if Fassbenber will play the film’s lead, Desmond Miles, or possibly both Desmond and also an assassin (maybe fan favorite Ezio Auditore da Firenze?). The first two video games in the series span from the Crusades to the Renaissance and the upcoming third installment, which drops in October, will take place during the American Revolution.
Hungry For A Little “Games”?: Are you missing the bloody action the “Hunger Games” arena? The DVD hits on August 18 with three whopping hours of bonus footage, and EW has a sneak peek that includes Josh Hutcherson talking about co-star Jennifer Lawrence, HERE!
What’s Katie’s Ex Up To?: Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise have dominated the headlines over the past few weeks, and leave it to Us Weekly, to give us an update on Katie’s former fiance Chris Klein (Katie and Chris got engaged in 2003 and split in March 2005). See how the “American Pie” star is looking (quite buff) these days, HERE!
The End Of Music As We Know It?: In further signs of the apocalypse, we give you four words we never wanted to hear in the same sentence… Octomom – records – a – song! TMZ has the details on the headline-making mother of 14’s song, “Get on the Dance Floor.” The producers behind the track – DJ Mr. Mig and Mike Rizzo – have worked with Britney, Beyonce, Taylor Swift and Usher. The track drops on August 1 – you’ve been warned music lovers (and anyone who still has the ability to hear sounds)!
Mike Tyson Reveals What An Ear Tastes Like: Remember when Mike Tyson wasn’t a reality TV, movie and upcoming Broadway star and boxed? Well, Iron Mike stopped by Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” last night where he revealed what Evander Holyfield’s ear tasted like… yep, you read that correctly! CLICK HERE for Mike’s wacky answers to Andy Cohen’s questions during the show’s “Plead the Fifth” segment.
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